Apply to be an official charity

We are now accepting applications from non-profit organisations to become official charity partners of the 2019 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event.

For 2019, we are looking to select 2 or 3 charities that focus on children (or causes that will benefit children), the community, the environment and or promoting health and well being.

What do we offer you?

  • The opportunity to be a part of New Zealand's largest fun run
  • A portion of the donation of proceeds from the event (A portion of $60,000)
  • $20,000 worth of media contra (Terms and conditions apply)
  • A charity package worth $2,500
  • Entries to the event and much more

For more information email roundthebays@stuff.co.nz

To apply to be an official charity, please click on the button below and fill out our application form.

Applications close midnight on the 31st of August.

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Here are the Official Charity partners of the 2018 event:

A portion of all entry fees was donated to these three Official Charities.

  Lifeline is New Zealand’s largest crisis support helpline, providing 24/7 support to people in distress. We receive over 10,000 calls a month and funds raised from the 2018 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will be used to further strengthen our capacity to help more people and reduce suicide in New Zealand.  

Lifeline is New Zealand’s largest crisis support helpline, providing 24/7 support to people in distress. We receive over 10,000 calls a month and funds raised from the 2018 Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will be used to further strengthen our capacity to help more people and reduce suicide in New Zealand.  

  South Auckland Riding for the Disabled is a charitable equestrian organisation.  We provide interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem for children in our community with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. As part of the partnership Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has bought two ponies to replace retiring horses. They will be fed and looked after for the year. 

South Auckland Riding for the Disabled is a charitable equestrian organisation.  We provide interaction with horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem for children in our community with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges. As part of the partnership Ports of Auckland Round the Bays has bought two ponies to replace retiring horses. They will be fed and looked after for the year. 

  Each year, young Kiwis get on board to experience the trip of a lifetime. They leave with a whole new set of skills, lots of new friends and a new confidence to take on the challenges in life. The whole voyage is based on learning by doing. They face all sorts of challenges and take part in lots of activities on the ship, on the water and on the shore. Leaving with a level of self-empowerment only found on the Spirit of New Zealand.

Each year, young Kiwis get on board to experience the trip of a lifetime. They leave with a whole new set of skills, lots of new friends and a new confidence to take on the challenges in life. The whole voyage is based on learning by doing. They face all sorts of challenges and take part in lots of activities on the ship, on the water and on the shore. Leaving with a level of self-empowerment only found on the Spirit of New Zealand.